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Self on Help


In earlier musings about full-text search, I wondered whether the lack of full-text search (FTS) in the standard DITA OT XHTML outputs was restrictive. Bob Doyle pointed out that Eclipse Help InfoCenters provide FTS, and that led to some further wonderings about the complexity of Eclipse Help installations. I've since noticed some DITA users have come up with some ingenius workarounds so that DITA content can be turned into beautiful "WebHelp" output just like that produced by HTML-based Help Authoring Tools.

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10 DITA Resource Lists

DITA News. About 30 places to go for news about DITA.

DITA World. A comprehensive list of DITA websites.

DITA Websites. 20 of the important websites covering DITA today.

DITA Webinars. 11 recorded Webinars on DITA.

DITA Mailing Lists. 6 mailing lists with frequent mentions of DITA.

DITA Publications. 37 publications and a link to a few dozen great presentations on DITA.

DITA Communities. 11 communities, mostly in North America so far.

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DITA Newsletter 1.7

DITA Newsletter Volume 1, Issue 7, February, 2008


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Bob Doyle

Editing help for DITA Newsletter

As I am finishing my seventh DITA Newsletter for posting today, I realize that I must get someone to help me produce this monthly snapshot of upcoming meetings and events, and snippets of important DITA News announcements.

We might be able to pay you a small amount for each newsletter. It's a small amount of tech writing.

If you like to keep in touch with what's happening in DITA and could edit and post a monthly template, I'd like to hear from you.

Email me at editor@cmsreview.com or bobdoyle@skybuilders.com. 

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Content Technologies: DitaShare

DitaShare by Content Technologies GmbH is a DITA-based Single-Source CMS solution on Microsoft Office SharePoint Server 2007 that offers collaborative Single-Sourcing and re-use of DITA topics and DITA maps, as well as publishing of conditional variants. DitaShare includes an integrated version of Altova Authentic 2008, a free web-based XML content editor, allowing authors and editors to work productively from any location using only MS Internet Explorer. Optional web-based editors include JustSystems XMAX, Xopus, and DITA Storm.

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